Monday, March 26, 2018

Proudest Angel and special guests performing at the Chicago House of Blues

Proudest Angel and special guests performing at the Chicago House of Blues

Thursday, March 29th the place to be in Chicago, IL will be the House of Blues, 329 North Dearborn Street. Proudest Angel will be performing with special guest Brandon James, Robb Young and the Elms, The Dirty Miners, and Trees. The show starts at 7:30, tickets are $10.00 and it is sure to be a packed house so please arrive a little early for the show. 


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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Introducing The Tone Gypsies

1. Where are we talking from today?

Los Angeles.

 2. How did you get involved in music?

Started playing guitar at 12.

3. Can you describe your music?

Classic rock/blues instrunetal

4. Music wise, what are you working on?

Showcase set of British classic rock original music, classic rock 1965 - 1975.

5. What would you like to say to your fans and the world?



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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Chicago singer-songwriter Brandon James makes his EarlyBBQ debut with the release of his latest single “Love Rising.“

Chicago singer-songwriter Brandon James makes his EarlyBBQ debut with the release of his latest single “Love Rising.“ The new release is the first single off Brandon’s upcoming EP and it’s being received well on youtube with over 57,000 plays. Listen as the Chi-town crooner bring back the soul the genre was missing, reminding us of the greats such as Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, and Marvin Gaye. Watch the video for “Love Rising” above and follow Brandon James on social media using the links below.

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Rap trio 6 Gang makes their Early BBQ debut

Rap trio 6 Gang makes their EarlyBBQ debut with the release of their new single “I Got A Plug.“ The Fort Dodge, Iowa rappers teamed up with producer Niko Juggin for the new street record. Listen as Grilla, Hawq, and Rome Gotti get to the money courtesy of their new plug. The single is from the group’s upcoming album ‘P.N.C’ and it’s available right now on every streaming platform. Watch the video above and follow 6 Gang on social media using the links below.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Let's Head To Philly To Check In With Pharho

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We are getting so close to another weekend and we are in Philly, PA to meet Pharho. We caught wind of this talented young man through his Soundcloud page. He does it all from writing, producing, and he is a potent emcee as well. Join us today as we chat with Pharho about the Eagles Super Bowl win, his alias Pharho, Philly steak & cheese, and so much more.

Where are we talking from today and how are things going this week for you?

I’m feeling great! Just wrapped up a couple beats that will be placed on my upcoming beat tape. This will be my first tape that’s all instrumentals.

Being from Philly your Eagles just won a Super Bowl. How did that win help raise spirits in your city?

We needed that win. Philadelphia is a rough city to grow up in. It’s the poorest major city in the country. The city needed that win. Just a way to come together for something positive. Last time this city won something in professional sports was when the Phillies won in 2008. Other than that, there are eyes on the city now and the world is waiting for the next big thing to come out of the city and of course, it’s me.

When did you make music a life priority and have your friends/family supported you?

Since I was 25 I started to taking music seriously. I would spend hours a day writing to perfect my craft. Music is a way of life. Music can be used to teach, empower, and heal the sick. I’ve had friends and family come out to support me at major events and buy and stream my music. I would like more of my friends and family to support as well in the near future.

How did you get the alias Pharho and what does that mean to you personally and through music?

Pharho was giving to me when I join the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity incorporate. It was my line name “Pharho’s Phinest”. I shorten it to Pharho. Meaning I have crossed the burning sands and I am now a GOD/KING. As a young king, I treat others and myself with respect. I feel as though when you’re a king you should treat the people in your village like your own family because they’ll be the ones that’ll support you. My music speaks for itself. I create so many worlds in every song you hear. People say my music has substance but they’re still able to do many things while they’re listening to it.

Philadelphia has a long history of musicians & emcees, how has the city molded you as an artist?

Philly has molded and shaped me into the artist I am today. Coming from Philly you have to come with those BARS (PUNCHLINES). Also, we’re very competitive here so you can get dissed by an artist you don’t even know just because you’re popping. I like to listen to the greats daily. They give me inspiration when I have a performance out of town.

What would you say is the #1 project you are promoting at this time?

Right now I am promoting my first Beat tape called “Knock on wood”

Describe when & how you get inspired to sit down and write lyrics and how do you select beats?

Since I create my own beats I start off by thinking of a concept. I lay the percussion down first then add the melody. After that, I might have the beat on repeat and write a couple of bars. I’ll record myself to see if I need to add more to the beat based on my delivery. Normally this doesn’t take me that long.

I see you are on Twitter. What social media outlet is best for keeping & gaining fans?

Twitter (@therealpharho) is a great way you can enter my mind. I am always tweeting about whats going on with me daily. Rather it’s with music or my everyday life. I want to get to know all of my supporters if I can. I speak for those who don’t have a voice. Also if you have an IG you can follow my every move @pharho

Besides music what else do you attend to in life such as work, gym, family, sports, etc?

I like to spend time with family and reminisce about when life was all so simple. Lol, don’t we all.

If I were to visit you in Philly where would we get a steak & cheese and see live music?

Everybody knows that it’s no place like Max’s on Germantown Ave & Erie Ave “North Philadelphia”. TLA is where the concerts are held. Its right on south st so there’s something to do before the show starts.

When you listen to music do you buy, stream, or Youtube and how does that effect you as an artist making a living?

I stream most of my music. My phone continuously runs out of space so I tried to stream all of my music using iTunes, tidal or Spotify.

What is coming up for Pharho and where can fans link you online?

I have a mixtape coming out in July title Summers Eve 2. Make sure you give that a listen. That should get you through the whole entire summer and some. You can hear my music and beats at my website which is –

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Check out “Love Rising” – the New Video by Brandon James

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When it comes to music in the Great Lakes, no city rocks harder than Chicago. In a town famous for mobsters and deep-dish pizza, one of Chicago’s most vibrant yet often overlooked cultural exports is its thriving underground music scene. One of those exports is R&B artist Brandon James.

Brandon James is a quality songwriter both musically and lyrically, with a fine gift for melody and a voice that is both distinctive and easy on the ear. While it’s hard these days for a songwriter to break through, he has everything it takes and a new album on the way this summer to help him breakthrough.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Introducing Pharho

1. Where are we talking from today?

A. Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love.”

2. How did you get involved in music?

A. When I was younger my mother would always play music throughout the day. Rather it was rap, jazz, or R&B. She used to catch me drumming on the table trying to emulate the beat that was coming through the speakers. Music was a way that I could express my emotions. I would write a song a day and edit some older ones frequently.  She bought me a mini keyboard when I was seven, I would spend hours a day trying to play popular tones on it.

3. Can you describe your music?

A. My music is pretty much laid back. I talk about the everyday struggle that we all face growing up in an urban setting. I speak for the people who don't have a voice. I speak for the single mothers, the children growing up with no father. The everyday hustle trying to survive. The kid that they forgot about.

4. Music wise, what are you working on?

A. Trying to get my music to reach more fans. Currently, I am working on my first beat tape called "Knock on Wood" and my 2nd mixtape/album titled "Summer's Eve 2." This summer I will spend time traveling the country performing and collaborating with other artists.

5. What would you like to say to your fans and the world?

A. Thank you for supporting me since day one, it goes a long way and I truly appreciate you. I would love to see more people get empowered by my songs so sharing my work with your friends and family is greatly appreciated. The music I have online is just a little taste of what is soon to come. I have music and instrumentals.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Prince Peezy & Lala Chanel are ready to "Shine" with new R&B video

A duo of young and talented artiste who is destined for greatness through music. Prince Peezy & La La Chanel in their music video, “Shine” portrays regular young persons who are destined to achieve a better life.

They forecast through their music, real-life situations as they note the pressure and the opposition you will face when pressing for what you need and to achieve your goals. They don’t reserve on showing their love and passion for music as they noted they are trying to be a set apart musical team that helps to get their fans and the world at large connected through their talent. People are evidently gravitating towards their music has it has a rather positive side to the video. This video is just the first among many to be released into the music world and for sure, like this video has a positive feedback and touch, we can see greatness for them in both the near and far future.

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Grisly BK releases crazy cocaine influenced hustler’s anthem "Robe On A Pope"

The up and comer Grisly Bk is back at it with a hot trap track -Robe On A Pope- music video. The hard gangsta music brought to mind The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut Ready to Die, unleashed back in 1994. The track highlights open-air crack deals, robberies at gunpoint on the A train and shootouts with the NYPD.

The Brooklyn, New York’s rap artist Grisly BK has successfully brought the past into the present with his style. The superior mix constitutes content from the past that’s still relevant at the present. I like Grisly’s ability to embrace emotions as he delivers this track, be able to tone remarkably well yet the track is damn aggressive.

If you’re hanging on the fence about this talented artist, be sure to check his E.P, two mixtapes and two singles to get a glimpse of this lyricist. This track portrays an artist that grew up on gangsta music in the crack era. It’s without a doubt that he listened to guys like Kool G Rap, I’m glad we have someone representing Brooklyn so damn hard. This track is exquisitely gritty as it gives you the impression of walking down a dark street with a gun at the back of your head, yet you feel like wildin out to it.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

On The RV Of Blues With Joe The Bluesman

Congratulations to Joe The Bluesman and his feature in Skope Magazine.

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We are so excited to kick off the week with an interview with Joe The Bluesman. This musician is blues songwriter based out of Las Vegas when he is not on the road in his RV. A bit older and a lot tamer, the wild-man of SoCal is now available for songwriting and performing, doing a one-man electric blues show. Join us today as we speak to Joe about the blues, lack of Olympics interest, living in an RV, and so much more!

@skopemag: Where are we talking from and what brings you to

Hello, good afternoon I’m based out of Las Vegas but today I’m actually talking to you from the Little Rock Arkansas area. I want to thank you for the opportunity to speak with skope magazine and look forward to the additional exposure that this will bring me. Thank you again.

@skopemag: How is 2018 treating you so far?

So far 2018 has been fantastic musically and otherwise. Getting more done musically this year than last year maybe it’s just because I’m actually putting out a little more effort. Traveling has exposed me to new things and I think this is reflected in my music this year.

@skopemag: The winter Olympics just closed in South Korea, did you watch or take any interest in the games?

No and no I have no interest in the Olympics really. I am a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and a fan of Ferrari formula 1. you can find me waking up early Sundays morning in formula one season to watch the race live from some exotic location around the world. The Chiefs actually bring me a lot of joy and heartbreak all in the same season!

@skopemag: When did you make music a priority and how did you take the alias Joe The Bluesman?

I have always had an interest in music but I had to put music as a side interest, like so many people I took the time to raise my family. Now that I have grandkids from two great kids I have the time to make music my priority. Three years ago I said goodbye to my day job to make music my number one priority. I actually started becoming much more interested in music again at the turn-of-the-century I went to see a King Crimson show in Las Vegas and within a week I had a strat and a Marshall half stack and was playing again, but that was about 15 years ago so I’ve been developing my chops up until the point that I decided to make this my priority.

Back in my youth in the San Diego and Los Angeles area, I played under the pseudonym of Joe E Melodee. But about 10 to 12 years ago I decided that was to Nuwave. I’ve always been concerned that people would not be able to pronounce my last name, Campobasso, of course, that was before Joe Bonamassa made along Italian name standard. So I started thinking of a catchy name and came up with Joe The Bluesman. I was looking to set up a website and checked to see if the domain was available, and it was! I expected it to be used, but now I have it! I do think it is a good name for folks to remember easily. But I have to confess it causes me a lot of trepidation since then. Because not everything I play it’s necessarily blues. But on the other hand the blues that’s a very wide genre that can range from country to highly produced orchestra pieces, so I feel like everything I play does fall within that range! I really consider myself a songwriter that performs his music and sometimes the songs are outside the typical blues envelope.

@skopemag: What was it that drew you to blues and name 1-2 highly influential musicians that you listen to & respect?

Interesting the blues that’s what my hands and heart play, it’s not necessarily what I listen to. The things I listen to in my developing years would fall more into the category of progressive glam thing like Roxy music, Brian Eno, more of that sort. I do listen to a lot of blues nowadays, for the last 20 years or so. But when I strap on the guitar and start playing the blues is what comes out! It is hard to determine my favorite blues players, who did I listen too most recently? That’s my fav, at the moment! But of course BB King and Buddy Guy are influences, but I think the most influential would be Johnny Winters I also am inspired by Walter Trout quite a bit. I think the blues is the most clever and most fun to listen to and play. The blues usually have a story hopped up with double entendre, things and hooks to make it more exciting. On a typical day, it would not be unusual for me to listen to some classical music and Jimi Hendrix and every possible thing in between. Visiting with my grandkids I’ve actually become quite familiar with nursery rhyme song in so many different fashions and even different languages it’s pretty cool how kids are exposed to songs in different languages. I like that very much.

@skopemag: You have loads of songs on your Reverbnation page @ Do you have an album/EP out now that readers should check out or are you about releasing singles?

Do I have a lot of songs on reverb? Maybe I have too many? Yeah, the idea was to give a different range of the styles of music I play. But unfortunately, I think the recording on reverb are poorly recorded most of them are live with poor recording quality. I will be in the studio in 3 days to complete the set of songs I plan to release as an EP. All originals. I plan to then complete a set of cover recordings and add them to the EP to create an LP. The cover songs take my money, as it is important to me that all the proper fees are paid. so the covers will lag a few weeks behind the original songs release. I consider myself a songwriter, so compensation to other songwriters is a very important issue for me. I do think a couple of songs that I plan to record would be good singles and I would like to issue on the singles to either be picked up by my recording or other artists to record my song.

@skopemag: What inspires you daily to write & record music and what producers/musicians do you work with?

Everything inspires me to write songs I wish that I had the fortitude to write down a record every tune and riff as it comes to my head with the lyrics it comes my head. There’s at least one or two new one every day, but, most of those disappear before the day is over. I call those songs of the moment but, every once a while one of those songs for the moment actually clicks and I think that it’s good enough that I will work with it and develop it into a song. I remember watching a movie about Dennis Wilson, where he diddled on the piano for his girlfriend, she thought it a wonderful song, and he responded, that it was over, gone… the song was for the moment. I really related to that. Currently, I’m working with Jason at Wolfman studios in Little Rock. Other than that I am doing my own productions and producing of my own tunes I do use a service to do notations I don’t bother to do that that, it would take too long so I do use of service for that. But hey, producers out there, give me a call!!!

@skopemag: I read in an interview with you travel the US in an RV. Offer us insight into that lifestyle and does being on the road help spread your music?

Traveling in the RV it’s been a fun experience, so far we’re only a half a year into this adventure! One of the things I love to do is play bars along the route. I can set up or schedule gigs along the way, but I love to just hit town find a bar that I can set up put out a jar and play. I don’t want to give the impression that that is my goal, I really like to have the reaction of people and hear the feedback good or bad from the people that I played for in all sorts of locations. The RV gives me a lot of flexibility and a lot of freedom on a personal scale but musically it limits me to doing my one-man show. I’m not in a position where I have a band that will follow me to a gig and is there to perform and just shows up at the next gig. I certainly don’t want band members to travel with the wife and me in the motorhome. Already travel with a shaggy dog and a fat cat! So once I knew that I was going to make this commitment I started developing my one-man show utilizing a looper. I don’t like to have canned music. I don’t like it when I going to see a performer singing or playing to background music. That just seems halfway or half-assed to me…no disrespect for people doing it it’s just not the way I wanted to go so I developed using a looper. I do use some drum tracks but that’s the only prerecorded sounds I use live.

@skopemag: When you are not making music what else do you enjoy to do?

Well, this is a pretty typical answer for a guy my age especially, but I like spending time with my grandkids and that actually reflects back to the previous question with the motorhome that was one of the main motivation to get in the motorhome. So wherever the grandkids are I can be there for a good period of the year catch their birthdays their music recitals the dance recital’s, it’s a lot of fun. But I have to admit I play my guitar and am thinking about songs most of my day. Even if I’m sitting and watching a movie or watching a television program I probably have my guitar in my hand strumming away, probably irritating the people around me. The RV keeps me busy with maintenance and repairs. But really, music occupies most of my day and nights.

@skopemag: Being you are an older man, how do you adapt to today’s music industry of streaming and downloads?

That is a great question. I am moderately capable, digitally. I think I am up to speed on streaming and downloads. I have avoided for as long as I could, I really think mp3 and the like has very poor sound quality. But the RV life has forced me to conform. I am very excited about how the digital world is,…well, really the whole world. I can get my music heard all around the world with just a few clicks. THAT IS COOL! I do need help as software changes and the like. I am moderately capable of social media. I have more fans outside of the USA than domestically. I think Europe is more in tune with the blues these days than the USA. A couple years ago I was involved with the Hard Rock and “contest” to get on the Hard Rock stage. The idea was to get enough votes to be in the top ten for your region. I hustled the hell out of social media and ended in 5th place. Was so very excited to get the exposure the Las Vegas Hard Rock would provide. BUT after I finished fifth, I was never contacted. The other local blues band that made the top ten was also dissed by Hard Rock and replaced with rappers. I am still not sure if this was a lesson about the venue manager’s preferences of the lack of interest in blues in the USA. Either way, I don’t do contests anymore! And I do think the blues get too little airplay or recondition in this country. Maybe someday I will get to Europe for a set of shows. I hope so.

@skopemag: What is coming up for Joe The Bluesman and where you @ online?

First and foremost is my EP. Look for it this summer! I am exploring and learning about the distribution for the EP right now. You can follow my antics at same at and currently I utilize as my main page. I can be found on Twitter, but be warned, I tend to drift from music into social issues there, more than I should. I am concerned that my positions may alienate some folk, but I have to express myself. We are pulling out of the Little Rock area in the next couple weeks and will be in Memphis and then to Nashville. I am seeking venues in each city to play. Have one pro jam invite in Nashville and excited to play in Soultown and Music City!!! I will spend the summer in the Cincinnati area, a place I find is rather open to new music acts with a lot of venues. I will be attending Summer Namm, never been, have been to Winter Namm, but not the summer event. That should be fun. And you may find me, as an attendee at the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame induction ceremony. If not this year (really trying to make it) then the following year at the Tommy Bolin Festival. He was one of my big influences. I play a couple of his tunes in my live set.

Hey, thank you for this opportunity. And everyone, please take a listen to me at one of the websites. Even better yet check out where and when, so we can meet. I will, eventually, be coming to a town near you!

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Introducing Shutter Zoe

1. Where are we talking from today?

We are talking from McDonough, Georiga. 

2. How did you get involved in music?

I got involved with music at an early age. when I was a kid I grew up listening to Michael Jackson and anything to do with pop. I started listening to rap because of my older brothers. They use to play Nas all the time I never understood the words because I was so young. By the time I was 17, I discovered a lot of different genres and artists. My favorite musicians, I would listen to was Tha Joker, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, SGP, Asap rocky, etc. by the time I was a junior in high school I started making my own music.

3. Can you describe your music?

My music has always been about reality it can also be very adventurous and daring I'm always singing and rapping about the things I see or the way I see things. I try to be very spiritual when I make my music. My lyrics have to match my personality. everything has to be authentic and from the heart. The sonic aspect of it is usually very cloudy and atmospheric very dreamy.

4. Music wise, what are you working on?

Right now I'm working on visuals I have so many songs but no visuals. Visuals to me are the biggest key to succeed its time for people to actually see me.

5. What would you like to say to your fans and the world?

To the fans and the world, the only thing I wanna say to them is to do your best at anything you do. Also, remember to love and have compassion for people we all need each other more than anything. Don't let the world change you or your heart be true to yourself and have faith in God pray for me ill do the same.

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